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DirecTV will offer Super Bowl coverage in 4K

State Farm Stadium, as it appeared before Super Bowl LVII, in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Gage Skidmore, Wikimedia Commons; Graphic by The Desk)
State Farm Stadium, as it appeared before Super Bowl LVII, in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Gage Skidmore, Wikimedia Commons; Graphic by The Desk)

DirecTV will offer its satellite subscribers access to a feed of Super Bowl LVII in ultra-high definition (UHD/4K) on Sunday.

The Super Bowl 4K feed, available on DirecTV Channel 105, will include the Fox broadcast of “Skip and Shannon Super Bowl Live,” “Road to the Super Bowl,” and Fox’s pre-game and post-game coverage of the big game.

The game itself between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles will also air in upconverted 4K on DirecTV Channel 105.

A spokesperson for DirecTV confirmed the Super Bowl 4K feed was available on its satellite platform only; DirecTV Stream customers will only have access to Fox’s high-definition feed of the game in areas where DirecTV Stream offers a local Fox broadcast station or affiliate to subscribers.

DirecTV Stream customers can still watch Fox’s Super Bowl programming in 4K by downloading the free Fox Sports app, which will offer the game online, for free, without a cable or satellite subscription.

DirecTV said the Super Bowl game broadcast is the most-watched, three-hour time slot on its satellite and streaming services each year, regardless of which broadcaster — NBC, CBS or Fox — is offering the game in a given year.

According to DirecTV’s spokesperson, households that watch the Super Bowl on DirecTV satellite consumed 44 percent more commercials during the game in 2022 compared to the previous year.

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